Lehigh Valley Ironpigs
Week Record (4-3)
Year Record to Date (41-21)
Recap and Standouts
The excitement at AAA Lehigh Valley continued into this week. Going into Sunday’s game, the Pigs were 20 games over .500 with many bright spots on the offensive side. Pitching had its holes, but it still allowed for some of the highlights in the week that was.
Starting with a guy who seems to have it completely figured out at the plate. It was after the month of April last season that I was reminding people just how young Nick Williams was and that with some players, it just takes time to figure it out. Well, it seems as though the outfielder has figured it out.
He had a hit in five of the seven games Lehigh Valley played last week. One of those hits was his 12th homer of the season. He is beginning to show consistent power with the hit tool emerges at the same time.
Meanwhile, Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins continued to show their power as they both homered for the 14th time on Wednesday. Actually, Hoskins had at least one hit in six of the games played, but still somehow is as close to the .300 mark as he has been all season. Additionally, Cozens found his average up to .248 and climbing.
The most impressive offensive day was the 17 hit outpouring they laid out on Monday evening’s Thomas Eshelman start. They scored 12 runs while Eshelman tossed seven innings of five hit, one run ball. He walked no one and struck out four. Later in the week, the righty added another strong outing (6.1 innings, seven hits, three runs/two earned, a walk, and six strikeouts).
Out of the pen, we are keeping an eye on Jesen Therrien who went five innings last week, two hits, a walk, a run, and three strikeouts.
On the other end of the spectrum, Jake Thompson continued to slide. He was tattooed all over the field on Friday night. He did not make it out of the first inning. He surrendered seven hits, a walk, and seven runs.